A Waveland workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you if you are struggling to get approval for benefits after an on-the-job injury. We may be able to take action on your behalf that allows you to receive your benefits. Workers’ compensation is vital to many injured workers who need this benefit to cover the cost of their treatment as well as pay a portion of their lost income.
You can get a free review of your case and options from the Morris Bart law firm team. We provide complimentary consultations with a team member serving Waveland from our Gulfport office. Call (228) 357-9621 to learn more today.
Benefits Available in a Waveland Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation benefits in Mississippi cover several needs of employees who suffer an injury or illness at work and need to take time off to recover. This includes their treatment and related medical expenses and a portion of their income, usually up to two-thirds of their normal pay. This is tax-free.
Workers who suffer serious injuries and require rehabilitation services should receive these services free-of-cost, as well. Some may qualify for additional job training if they cannot return to their previous position.
If the worker passes away from their injury or a work-related illness, their survivors should receive death benefits as well as a payout to cover reasonable burial and funeral expenses. This could include a surviving spouse and children, the victim’s parents, or other immediate family members.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Waveland, call 800-537-8185
Sick or Injured Workers May Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
When workers are hurt at work or become ill at their Waveland, Mississippi, job because of on-the-job exposure, they should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. According to the Mississippi Bar, there are few exceptions for Waveland workers, primarily those who work in businesses with fewer than five employees. Most should have access to coverage through the workers’ compensation insurance provided by their employer.
The benefits covered by workers’ compensation are vital to an injured employee, who needs them to ensure they can receive the necessary treatment and recover and continue to pay their bills while they undergo treatment. It should be a simple process to begin these benefits, but this is not always true.
In some cases, the insurance company or the workers’ employer denies that the injury or illness is related to their work. They do not approve the claim, and the worker is left without benefits. If this happens with your Waveland claim, you can contact the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport by calling (228) 357-9621. We will review your claim to evaluate if we can help.
Our Team May Be Able to Challenge Your Workers’ Compensation Decision
If the workers’ compensation insurance provider denies your claim for benefits after a worksite injury, you have the right to reach out to an attorney. A Waveland workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We will review the facts of your injury or illness for free.
When we represent an injured worker, we need to investigate their case to prove:
- The injury or illness occurred at work or because of work
- The worker qualifies for workers’ compensation coverage
- The value of the worker’s claim for lost wages and other cash benefits
We may be able to challenge the insurance company’s decision, fighting for the benefits our client needs. This could require us to call in experts, including industry experts and medical experts, to verify the injuries or illness that occurred due to work. We will also need to view any available video of the accident or exposure, canvass for witnesses, and obtain other evidence.
We are a contingency fee firm, and there are limits on the percentage of your financial recovery your attorney can charge in a Mississippi workers’ compensation case.
We Must Meet All Deadlines in Your Waveland Workplace Injury Case
Because workers’ compensation is granted through an insurance claims process, the insurance company puts a number of deadlines on the process. You will need to meet time limits throughout the claims process.
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) highlights the deadline for notifying your employer about your injury or illness, 30 days from your accident or diagnosis. There is also a two-year statute of limitations on filing a claim with the Commission.
When our team represents an injured worker, we also have timelines we will need to adhere to. We must navigate the process according to the rules outlined by the Workers’ Compensation Commission to ensure our client remains eligible for the benefits they need.
As soon as you receive notice that your claim was denied, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case assessment. This allows us to work quickly if we need to investigate your accident and take action on your behalf.
Speak with an Attorney about Your Workers’ Compensation Injury Today
Contact the Morris Bart Gulfport office for help reviewing your options in challenging your worker’s comp decision and seeking coverage for your treatment and wage loss benefits. We will pursue the benefits you need and should receive based on your policy coverage. You can learn more about your options by calling the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621 for a free consultation.
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